Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Sky To Myself


Left work today and headed straight to the airport for some flying therapy.  Took a few minutes to sweep the hangar, clean the windshield and air up the tires.  Took off with about an hour of day light left.  The skies were empty!  Well... of general aviation airplanes.  The skies near DFW Airport are never very empty!

Headed out Northeast of town to fly over a friends/coworkers new house.  Adam was out in the back yard waving at me as I circled.  That side of town, near Frisco, has really built up in the last ten years.  There is even a runway behind Adams house that was once to be a corporate airport but it never took off, so to speak.

Flew back toward the Northwest side of town, near Justin.  Not much activity at the little private airfields.  It was the perfect night to fly so I am surprised that there were not more people up.  Light North winds, unlimited visibility and about 80 degrees.  Doesn't get much better than that!  How could I be the only one out enjoying this?  Oh... there goes a Champ flying at tree top level.  Good... someone else taking advantage of the perfect flying conditions!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cub Adventure

Now this guy knows how to make a trip an adventure!  Fly a Cub from one side of the country to the other!  Amazing sunrises... cool grass airstrips... awesome photos!  Click on Photos 2010 on the left hand menu!

http://www.vintageflying.com/

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Flying Again

It has been a long annual this year but the 170 is back in the air.  My friend Lynn flew with me for a good hour long test flight.  Feels good to have the 170 flyable.  Lynn was also my painter as the new spinner needed painted to match the cream color.  Looking forward to the flying this Fall.